After discovering a worthy deposit and confirming the viability of the project through feasibility studies, it is time to build and operate the mine. But that can be easier said than done. Companies need to contemplate numerous factors, from site conditions and infrastructure requirements, to the mine layout and where to locate staff. The goal is to make the development phase as well-planned as possible to foster smoother and more efficient operations. This chapter analyses the best practices for optimum mine development and outlines the year’s most promising projects.
Project Development & Operations
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